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Frank Vincent



New Jersey-born character actor Frank Vincent is best known for playing threatening thugs and gangsters, but he actually started out working with Joe Pesci as a comedy duo during the early '70s. Before that, Pesci and Vincent had worked together in a honky tonk band, the Aristocrats, in which Pesci sang lead and Vincent played the drums. The duo broke up in 1975, but not before landing supporting roles as gangsters in the low-budget crime drama Death Collector. Afterward, Vincent disappeared from the entertainment industry until 1978, when he again encountered Pesci, who helped him land the part of Salvi, the gangster whom Pesci badly beats in Martin Scorsese's epic biography Raging Bull (1980). The former duo subsequently teamed in Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982), Scorsese's GoodFellas (1990), where Pesci gave Vincent a fatal beating, and in Casino, where the worm turned and Vincent got to kill Pesci. Vincent found fairly steady employment playing small supporting roles in films of widely varying quality through the early '90s. After appearing in Alan Rudolph's Mortal Thoughts and Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991), Vincent began getting larger screen roles.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tested
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Chicago Overcoat
  • Lou Marazano
2009
No Score Yet City Teacher
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Lucky Man
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Coalition
  • Carlo Gazzo
2006
No Score Yet The Last Request
  • Father Brice
2006
No Score Yet Tale of Two Pizzas
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Stiffs
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Remedy
  • Uncle Charles
2005
No Score Yet Wiseguys On - Texas Hold 'Em
  • Actor
2005
35% Shark Tale
  • Great White #3
2004
38% A Tale of Two Pizzas
  • Frank Bianco
2003
40% This Thing of Ours
  • Danny Santini
2003
25% Snipes
  • Johnnie Marandino
2002
20% Under Hellgate Bridge
  • Big Sal
2001
No Score Yet Smokin' Stogies
  • Johnny Big
2001
20% The Crew
  • Marty
2000
No Score Yet If You Only Knew
  • Gino
2000
24% Gun Shy
  • Carmine Minetti
2000
25% Isn't She Great
  • Aristotle Onassis
2000
40% Entropy
  • Sal
1999
No Score Yet Money Kings
  • Pete
1998
13% Belly
  • Roger
1998
No Score Yet Witness to the Mob
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Undercurrent
  • Eddie
1998
No Score Yet Vig
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Deli
  • Tommy Tomatoes
1997
72% Cop Land
  • PDA President Lassaro
1997
68% Night Falls on Manhattan
  • Captain
1997
No Score Yet Grind
  • Nick Dolan
1997
No Score Yet The North End
  • Dom Di Bella
1997
61% She's the One
  • Ron
1996
60% Gotti
  • Robert Di Bernardo
1996
No Score Yet West New York
  • Tom Colleti
1996
80% Casino
  • Frank Marino
1995
44% Ten Benny
  • Ray Sr.
1995
82% Federal Hill
  • Sal
1994
No Score Yet Black and White
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Hand Gun
  • Earl
1993
81% Jungle Fever
  • Mike Tucci
1991
57% Mortal Thoughts
  • Dominic Marino
1991
No Score Yet Mob Justice
  • Actor
1991
96% GoodFellas
  • Billy Batts
1990
No Score Yet Street Hunter
  • Don Mario Romano
1990
93% Do the Right Thing
  • Charlie
1989
78% Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • Priest
1989
31% Wise Guys
  • Louie Fontucci
1986
No Score Yet Made in Argentina
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet No Surrender
  • Policeman
1985
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village
  • 1st Crew Chief
1984
94% Baby It's You
  • Vinnie
1983
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Wonderful (Ruby's Dream)
  • Louie the Lock
1982
97% Raging Bull
  • Salvy
1980
No Score Yet Family Enforcer
  • Bernie Feldshuh
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Phil Leotardo
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • J.Z. John Franchetta Johnny Franchetta
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest

Quotes from Frank Vincent's Characters